Bloomsday 2017 was a hit!
Thanks to everyone who made this year’s festival a Joy(ce)ful week!
2018 Festival Bloomsday Montréal set for June 13-16
“Whitehot passion was in that face, passion silent as the grave, and it had made her his.”
“A warm human plumpness settled down on his brain. His brain yielded. Perfume of embraces all him assailed. With hungered flesh obscurely, he mutely craved to adore.”
“Beside the rivering waters of, hitherandthithering waters of. Night!”
“Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.”
“His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.”
With Love From Dublin: Bloomsday Montréal Greeting
In 2016 Montreal’s Mayor Coderre declared Montreal and Ireland as ‘twin cities’. In this spirit of fellowship the Lord Mayor of Dublin and Dublin City Council, have gifted us at Festival Bloomsday Montréal 2017 with this lovely video greeting.
Spring has been busy, and there was lots to see and do! Blue Met was a smash success. We rolled out a brand new, nearly three hour walking tour that all of our guests loved. Donovan King thrilled all of us with his wonderful stories and performance. Our Finnegans Wake...read more
Are you waiting for the release of Finnegans Wake in movie form before you tackle reading James Joyce’s magnum opus? Or perhaps you were hoping to avoid reading it all together by watching a film on or about the book? As luck would have it, this year’s Bloomsday...read more
"To Preserve from Desecration the Remains of 6000 Immigrants Who died of Ship Fever A.D. 1847-48. This Stone is erected by the Workmen of Messrs. Peto, Brassey and Betts Employed in the Construction of the Victoria Bridge A.D.1859" For more than 150 years, the Ancient...read more
Ulysses is exactly the kind of book that benefits readers and re-readers. I had read Ulysses a couple of times already and remained interested in it and planned to re-read it sooner or later so, when I heard that a reading group was being formed, I eagerly joined. I...read more
Joyce influenced one of Canada’s indigenous writers of current renown. I am referring to Richard Wagamese who sadly passed away in March at the far too early age of 61. Wagamese was not exactly brought up surrounded by books and stimulating teachers of literature. In...read more
Back by popular demand, Festival Bloomsday Montréal will be participating in three events at this year’s Blue Metropolis Festival. Celebrating 19 years of love for all things literary, the festival takes place between April 24 and April 30, 2017 at various locations around Montreal.read more